We had three weeks to enjoy the complete DVD set for Planet Earth, and it's so good that I was tempted to pile up late charges at the library to keep it longer. Not sure I love it enough to lay out $65, but really that's probably a bargain. The cinematography is jaw-dropping throughout, with moments you really can't believe...even after rewinding and reviewing. The sheer beauty and majesty of the natural world seriously brought tears to my eyes over and over.
Tannis also got the girls to weave it into their home learning and they had no trouble paying attention for each hour-long episode. Anyway, a masterpiece! Thanks to my old workmate Brett for tipping me off last year. I remember him showing me the ultra-slow-motion scenes of the great white sharks launching out of the water in pursuit of seals (sorry, not so impressive on YouTube), and knew immediately that I had to see them all.